Making repairs before listing your house seems like a big hassle, especially when you’re preparing to move. But the time and effort is worth it!
For one thing, repairs are simply unavoidable: problem areas will be highlighted during the inspection for the sale, so you might as well do them now. Many repairs are quick and inexpensive, and can be done without hiring contractors or specialists.
Repairing your home now eliminates distractions for the buyer. You want them to focus on the good points of the house, not small problems.
By doing the repairs before the sale, you avoid a price reduction to cover the cost of repairs. Repair estimates are often inflated during a sale, and you save money by avoiding them! By accepting the cost of repairs now, you can avoid losing money during the sale, when the price can be significantly lowered by factoring in repairs to be made.
Agents prefer showing a property in good repair, so you can get more viewings. Good home maintenance increases perceived value.
Have a good one and let me know if you need anything.